TAG BACK 7
PSP8/9/X



This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ January 2007
Copyright 2007 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

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This was created using PSP9 but can be adapted for other versions of PSP.

You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials


LEFT CLICK >>> SAVE


la_terrasse.psp
woman22_cat.psp
JF39shapeB.psp
Save to a folder on your computer

Plugins

** EYE CANDY3 **

http://www.pircnet.com/downloads.html
OR
http://www.fleursauvage.be/utilitaire/filtres/filtres.htm



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Open all your images in PSP and minimize.

Open a new image 550 x 450
Transparent background
PSPX: Colour Depth = 8bits/channel

Flood fill with "
#f2c0a7 "

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Open up the
la_terrasse.psp image in your PSP workspace

ACTIVATE LAYER 1

Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the CUSTOM SELECTION symbol





Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY from the options

Right click on the Title Bar of your tag image
and select PASTE INTO SELECTION from the options.

EFFECTS >>> EDGE EFFECTS >>> ENHANCE
REPEAT Enhance Edges

DESELECT




Open up the
woman22_cat.psp image in your PSP workspace

Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY from the options

Right click on the Title Bar of your tag image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 60%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED

Reposition with your MOVER tool




LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 15
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> FEATHER = 20

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT
EDIT >>> CLEAR



DESELECT
LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

CLOSE the MERGED layer

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 85%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED

OPEN & ACTIVATE THE MERGED LAYER


SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 70
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE EFFECTS >>> SOFT PLASTIC
COLOUR = "
#f46b7b "




DESELECT

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> SEND TO BOTTOM

Flood fill with WHITE

ACTIVATE the MERGED layer

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 90%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED



ACTIVATE the "Copy of Merged" layer

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 90%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED



ACTIVATE THE MERGED LAYER

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE
In your LAYER PALETTE change the BLEND MODE to LUMINANCE (L)

ON THE MERGED LAYER
In your LAYER PALETTE change the BLEND MODE to OVERLAY






ACTIVATE RASTER 1

Flood fill with "
#f2c0a7 "




ACTIVATE THE MERGED LAYER

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 0
Antialias = Checked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9/X: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX: There is no " Sample Merged"

PSPX: Use all layers = UNChecked

PSP9/X: ANTIALIAS = Inside

Select the area around the image




SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> INSIDE/OUTSIDE FEATHER



SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EDIT >>> CLEAR

Repeat... EDIT >>>Repeat CLEAR (twice)

(You won't see any change until you do the next step)

ACTIVATE the first "Copy of Merged" layer



EDIT >>> CLEAR

Repeat... EDIT >>> Repeat CLEAR (twice)

DESELECT




Open up the
JF39shapeB.psp image in your PSP workspace

Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY from the options

Right click on the Title Bar of your tag image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.



Reposition with your MOVER tool by dragging the bottom left corner to the left



Choose your SELECTION TOOL
Selection Type = Rectangle
Mode = Replace
Feather = 0
Antialias = Checked

Draw a rectangle as shown below



Click inside the marching ants to select the shape


Select your AIRBRUSH tool
Select the "+Round 50 " brush




Fill with "
#7b6e2d "

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour =
WHITE
Opacity = 60
Blur = 0

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus ) 1
Click OK

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>> DROP SHADOW



DESELECT

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN




ACTIVATE RASTER 1

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> INSIDE/OUTSIDE FEATHER



SELECTIONS >>> INVERT
EDIT >>> CLEAR

EDIT >>> Repeat EDIT >>> CLEAR

Change the BLEND MODE to DISSOLVE




DESELECT



LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN
This is your background layer... colour it to match your web page or stationery.

Save as .psp image

Once you complete the background...

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE ALL (Flatten)

Save as .jpg image




TESTERS RESULTS

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